Musculoskeletal Diseases is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • A number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are associated with diabetes.
  • Joints most often affected include shoulders, hands and feet.
  • Many of the MSDs associated with diabetes are systemic.
  • Duration of diabetes is a significant risk factor for most MSDs regardless of the type of diabetes.

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Last updated: November 30, 2011